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. >>> and now to the economy. the labor department releases january's report this morning. the economy remains sluggish challenged by a steep decline in defense spending and the impact of higher social security taxes. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. we have an economy still struggling despite positive signs like higher consumer spending and business. we expect sluggish growth in today's report. of course, any surprises there could jolt the market. wall street is eagerly awaiting the government's january jobs report. analysts predict the company added jobs last month but not enough to budge the unemployment rate from its current 7.8%. >> it's been a slow process. >> latoya patrick is one of america's estimate 12 million unemployed workers. she's been looking for a job since the fall after graduating with a master's degree. >> i'm not going to lie. it's been tough sometimes. when you're home, you feel like i spent all this time going to school and it's like nobody's giving you a chance. >> economists say until more people like latoy
. >> i want to -- you look at all the numbers we got this week, the gdp report, the economy technically shrinking by 0.1 for the fourth quarter and most of it being chalked up to government -- to the lack of government spending particularly in the defense industry. and yet there were other parts of it in the private sector that looked strong. what's the reality here? are we an economy that's growing, that's recovering, or are we in an economy that's still on shaky ground? >> we're growing and we're recovering. the economy as measured by, say, gdp, that's kind of the economy's bottom line, that's the value of all the things we produce, that's been going 2%, 2.5%, and i don't think it's changed, that's about what we're growing right now. that's okay. but it's certainly not good enough in the context of the 7%, now 7.9% unemployment rate. yes, the economy is growing. yes, with each passing month we're on more sound ground but, you know, i don't think anyone's going to feel really good until unemployment is below 6%. >> and the big issue continues, one of the odd issues has to be consumer c
, there is no such thing as recovery in sight, we have no economy policy, we have no energy policy, fuel is back up. i mean, people wonder why consumer confidence and confidence from the business owners is down? and the president pulls a you know deal like this, come on. this guy campaigned on jobs and the economy, he gave an inaugural speech on what? immigration, constructing royds and more liberal rhetoric, you know what, this is a step to socialist ladder forget rid of small business then we can control the big guys, i am frustrated and angry. tom: i hear it. marco, you have seep the president, i get up in the morning i think about jobs, i go on bet at night i think about jobs, do you think he has forgotten? >> i don't think he nearly forgotten about it, i think he doesn't know how to create jobs. it is the smalln 'n small busins that create them, if you have not run a business how in the world do you know how to create jobs this is why the count was important and should have been important. >> thank you very much. push to help illegals is on, but nobody is talking about how the cost will add up, we he
economy, and the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it is because as the world has changed, so to have a level -- the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think about it like this. truman and acheson were killed in the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. tellers or a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. time takes its toll, even on the greatest edifice. we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry than formal greek. some of his work at first might appear have howser. in fact, it is highly intentional -- half hazard. in fact, it is highly intentional and sophisticated. today, we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership. as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate at brought osama bin laden to justice, there will always be times when
. >> what's the difference? i don't think it's necessarily a reflection of an economy that's also gaining momentum. i think that the economy is more moving sideways at this point than anything. there are other underlying reasons for the equity market to perform as well as it has and part that have is, of course, central bank policy, but, you know, i know it makes for a neat little discussion, but ultimately i'm more concerned about the economics of this, and the economics of this is we're moving sideways, not gaining much momentum at this point. >> that's what we're seeing, a choppy situation when it comes to the actual fundamentals and it's really about the federal reserve and why so much money is moving into the market. the question is do you think it's sustainable, given the fact that so far fundamentals have not mattered. what does 2013 lock like? >> i heard some equity strategists say s&p 1,700, an while fundamentally i'd love to toss that person out the window, practically speaking i think why not? why can't you get there, because at the end of the day, we're not being driven by fun
it was a tad below expectations, it was still a healthy number that should continue to help the economy. >> reporter: the main reason for optimism: those positive revisions to november and december jobs data. it turns out, the government underestimated how many positions were added by 127,000. it was that miscount that helped push the dow over 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. and, at 14,000 the blue-chip index is about 150 to 200 points away from its all-time high. market pros like wayne kaufman predict new highs for stocks in coming weeks. >> many investors, retail investors, individual investors are reaching the point of recognition where they no longer believe the economy is going to collapse again, or that the stock market is going to collapse again. >> reporter: surely, an improving job market will keep investors jazzed about stocks. to that end, economists expect employers to continue adding about 150,000 jobs a month this year and the unemployment rate to inch lower. >> i think by the end of the year we're probably going to be looking at unemployment rate of 7.5
firm challenger gray and christmas says it suggests that the economy is heading upward in the early part of the year. we won't have to worry about the debt ceiling for a few months. the senate approved a bill yesterday for a short-term suspension of the debt limit until may 19th, easing fears of a government default. the president is expected to sign it soon. the bill also includes an incentive for lawmakers to create a budget by april 15th - or go without pay. mortgage rates are on the rise. according to freddie mac, 30- year rates surpassed 3.5% for the first time in nearly four months. the average 30-year fixed rose to 3.53%, up from 3.42% last week. the 15-year fixed jumped to 2.81% from 2.71%. the company allegedly behind robo signing mortgages is paying a $120-million settlement. 46 states will recieve a share of the payout. the company, lender processing services, is accused of wrongfully foreclosing on homes when people should have been allowed to stay. the company is accused of using robo-signing to automatically sign documents without proper review. shares of lender proces
' they're even willing to hurt the economy itself. it's that's what it takes to hurt the president, they're willing to do it. >> any immediate economic setback or the perception of one could weaken obama's clout. maybe a sour economy is worth it if it will distract obama. >> there's a lot of talk these days about how the gop can come back politically. the quickest possible way politically with a contracting economy, if it happened again in the next quarter, that's a recession. >> shrinking the economy is a gop plan for a quick comeback? a sowerer economy is worth it if it distracts obama? folks, they really mean this. but despite it all. , the economy is improving under this president. we now have 35 straight months of private sector job growth. we've also learned today the economy added over 2 million jobs last year. the best year for the jobs since 2005. republicans are playing politics with people's lives. they're obsessed with cuts instead of jobs. they're focused on spending instead of hiring. the president kept his job because the american people trust him to create jobs for them.
economy really slumping? and how stupid is it for the president to dissolve his jobs council, which by the way was nothing more than business window dressing anyway. at least today congress did pass a debt ceiling extension so we won't go bankrupt immediately. joining me now, cnbc chief international correspondent michelle caruso cabrera and laffer. i want to ask you about this whole business. government spending on defense really collapsed and helped bring down yesterday's gdp. >> yes, it did. >> so all the liberals are saying see, we told you so, if you cut spending, you're going to ruin the economy. do you believe that? >> no, not at all. government spending is taxation. milton always said it. the government redistributes resources. you can see it really clearly. two-person world, farmer a and farmer b, if farmer b gets unemployment benefits, who do you think pays for them, farmer a? you know, government spending is taxation. the reason we have the great recession is because of the government spending, not in spite of it. >> follow-up. it would be bullish for economic growth. >>
:00 p.m. we get our first check on the economy in the new year. the january jobs report is out and despite improving signs, the economy shrank at the end of last year. >> january brought 157,000 new jobs and another 100 27,000 not previous -- 127,000 not previously counted, but the jobless rate went up to 7.9%. >> there is a role for more measures to nudge the rate down. >> there was a shrinking economy at the end of the year. >> we are not going anywhere fast. >> the economy is on a seesaw. >> the president can make any excuse he wants but it will not help americans find jobs. >> the president's job council expires today. >> the white house will begin a new effort to work with the business community. >> the labor secretary thinks immigration reform will help. >> if we can bring those 12 million out of the shadows, that is over $2 trillion. >> congress extended the debt ceiling, that they have yet to prevent big spending cuts. >> 800,000 civilians will lose their jobs. bases will have to be closed. the grants will have to be stopped. >> that could add to the unemployment number
, minus one, plus one. all that is a power point. our economy is sluggish today, and there's no reason for it. we have a wonderful country. we have great resources, we still have a free world, the opportunity to move forward. here's my message to the leadership in washington, get in the game. >> thank you. >> join us on monday. have a great weekend. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >>> we have breaking news on this jobs friday. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee, with carl quintanilla and david faber. we're closing in on 14,000. a leg higher in futures just moments ago. the dow looking at 112 points at the open. the s&p 500 looking at about 11 at the open. of course, this is after the best month for january, since january of 1987. as for the picture over in europe, taking the lead from here in the united states in terms of gains, we do see the cap up by 1.3%, and the dax in germany up .6 of 1%. in asia, the real star is the nikkei, embarking on 12-week winning streak with the yen weakening down to 92 versus the u.s. dollar. of course, the road map here starts wi
from how people personally did but how does it into the economy? guest: we are seeing an economy that is recovering slowly from the crisis and recession of 2008 and 2009. we can put a number of side for a minute because that is about investment income. even over the long time horizon, we are seeing incomes rise. people are earning more money. people are starting to put people back to work. certainly, this is not a happy days are here again and everything is fine. we are not healed but it is making progress in that direction. host: take a look at a lot of factors. it look at wages and income and rental income. you look at investment income as a whole. that paints a picture of where americans are financially. guest: that's right. you can't buy the things you need if you don't have income. for some, that is a paycheck from their job or from retirees, social security benefits. or for people who have invested a lot, it might be invested -- investment income dividends. wherever it comes from, that is the core of how you buy the things you need and want. host: our guests will take a loo
in washington are giving us what is good for the economy and that is a on a diet while the private sector continues to grow and when you compare us to the last expansion there were 150,000 private sector jobs added herman in the last expansion and in this expansion there are 200,000. believe it or not washington may be helping us. dagen: if times are so great, why is the ten year treasury below 2% on a yield? why hasn't the bond bear market showed up yet? which you were calling for last march? >> you are right. i got to tell you it has probably more to do with the craziness of central bankers than anything else? i was just in davos last weekend we spent a lot of time talking about the monetary policy, what is going on, how unorthodox this all is. the thing that i said to mark carney of the head of the bank of england was waived lb into uncharted waters and acknowledging we don't know how to get home we decided to sell deeper into uncharted waters. we are setting ourselves up for major problems. the fact that the fed continues to keep interest rates this low especially when i can point to
the a tell you what it means for your wallet and the economy. and for some the super bowl is nothing but filler between those often-times hysterical commercials. jon: love them. jenna: we have a sneak peak at madison avenue's finest. it's all "happening now." take a look at unemployment rate, the new one that we got today i think it's going in the wrong direction. the news not all bad, not all good, we'll work through it for you everybody. glad to have you with us on friday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm glad it's friday. i'm jon scott. employers adding $157,000 jobs in january continuing the slow pace of job growth we have seen in recent months and years. it didn't make a dent in the unemployment rate. in fact the nation's jobless rate rising in january to 7.9%, clearly not good news. that doesn't seem to be phasing wall street, though. take a look at the dow, up more than 130 points, and approaching 14,000. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wednesday algoler joins us live. >> reporter: as one analyst put it the top line is not so good but the bottom line is really not so b
. >> and is steady as she goes, the u.s. economy is expected to keep up the recent trend of modesty of unspectacular job growth in january. >>> plus, the dutch finance minister warns of a worsening deficit this year, this after the government is forced to bail out local banks after a bailout of 3.7 million euros. >>> we kick off with the pmis out of the eurozone. january manufacturing pmi, 47.9. the flash 47.5, december manufacturing pmi was 46.1. it has boosted the euro to maintain its gaze, now back over to 1.3651 and continuing to climb high. that is now a 32-month high against the yen, as well, at 11.25965. the german manufacturing pmi was a little better, as well, this morning. helping to boost those numbers. we suggest that there's benefits from emerging markets rather than, perhaps, from elsewhere in europe. anyway, coming in better once again for the eurozone. still in contraction territory, but, of course, the trend is what is being concentrated on. we had similar indicators for two die verging views on china's recovery. eases to 50.4 for january, that was below the forecast of 5079 the. bu
if the numbers are so bad. >> there were signs that the economy is holding. particularly, when you look at the strength in the fourth quarter, for all the complaints, the economy is showing resilience in the face of the mess going on in washington. in a way, that is good news and i can be positive for stocks. there is nothing in this report that would suggest the fed will change anytime soon. we will continue to see more buying of treasury security, the liquidity will continue to benefit the equity markets. melissa: i was also surprised to see an upward revision for september and december. if you put together the upward revisions, it was an extra 127,000 jobs that we did not know about. >> the tricky thing about the gdp number, though, digging under the surface, it was quite strong. stronger in the fourth quarter than it has been since the beginning of 2012. i think the strong employment numbers and income numbers kind of fit together. melissa: michelle girard, thank you so much. appreciate it. have a good day. lori: ubs getting bearish on the bond market. a new investor classification
to in our economies is the keys key to success and we're making progress. san francisco unified continues to be the hive urban development are high. we've seen double digit high-grades among our latin and africa kids >> results are being recognized for our achievement we received a federal grab the to bring job training in our mission neighborhood. the supervisor knows about this. these gains are possible because reforms are underway the partnership are in place. for our kids to succeed in this economy we must do more. that's why this year i will propose in my budgeted more resources more than $50,000,000,000 and $25 million for preschool activities. i view education as an be investment not an expense. the folk in the road for many kids and many families the point at which they decide they're though stay in san francisco or leave. you're going to hear me talking about this layoff a lot this year. i want our middle squirrels to courthousess choose the road to success notes the road that leads to trouble or and is the one of the 3 san franciscans who went there know we must continue to pre
in manufacturing industries, possibly to the detriment of europe. competitiveness and the economy being recognized here as important factors on the security front as well. >> protests in egypt have again turn violent. opponents of the islamist president have heard -- hurled molotov cocktails at the palace. protesters are demanding his overthrow after the demonstrations in several cities in recent days turn violent and dozens were killed. >> earlier in the day, there were scuffles in the center of tahrir square, the focal point of the revolution that overthrew president hosni mubarak two years ago. protests marking the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled mubarak have killed nearly 60 people since january 25, prompting the head of the army to warned this week that the state was on the verge of collapse. our correspondent is in cairo for us. we are hearing about water cannon shots being fired. how serious is the tension there at the moment? >> it basically escalated in the last hours. we have peaceful demonstrations at tahrri square and at the presidential palace, but demonstrators tried
, an unexpected jump of over 38,000 from the prior week's four year low. the obama economy seems stuck in neutral. recoveries fragile. yesterday the drop in gdp. tomorrow's january unemployment report expected to remain. critics said the president has not remained lazar focused on creating jobs, and the dissolution of the jobs council is just the latest example of that. fox news senior white house correspondent with our report. >> more than one year after his last meeting with the group, president obama is now reviewing the charter for is jobs council. the unemployment rate is falling a little more than a percentage point as the council's first meeting two years ago and no one in the white house says it has fallen far enough. officials defend the council's work in mr. obama's interaction with it. >> the jobs council provided us a series of ideas, many of which the president acted on. it did not require some leaves us ideas to be generated. >> from the start critics believe the council was intended to create the appearance of action in the face of soaring unemployment. it only met four times and h
the economy we have right now? >> i think you'd see more hiring and i think you'd see more spending. those are the key things that drive the economy. you mentioned the numbers today. here's a key potent of that number. average hourly earnings, basically how much people are making by hour, right, as they work. do you realize we're at a one and a half year high in average hourly earnings. guess what the number is. it's a little over 2%. nobody has i any money. taxes are going up and people are making really lousy wages. >> people talk about fixing the tax code. one of the big questions is where do you start? would income tax be where with u start or start with corporate taxes or something like that? >> you have a couple things going on. one thing that's huge is the amount of money that's overseas in these corporations, right. the repate ration tax is gigantic. that's why a lot of money is overseas in tax haven. get the money back to the united states so they'll hire and spend capital. that's how you get the economy to grow. >> do you think we see 15,000 this year? it's only the first month.
and this would then depend on the economies of some of these emerging markets remaining stable and growing of course? >> well, there are two forms. there's the high rollers and the mass market. and the mass market is pretty high end. you go into these casinos at nighttime, and it's very hard to find a table under $25. these people like tables. they don't like to play slots. liz: i have to ask, you go there and you look at each of these and you watch the action there, like the james bond movie? >> yeah, i think i've lost my last nine games. very hard to do that. liz: i won't even play the penny slots, forget it. when you were looking because you have been so cautious and so smart with a little luck thrown in, when you're looking to commit money to a certain stock to put in the fund, what are the things you look for? >> we look for basically businesses that grow, especially businesses -- liz: that's quite simple actually. >> businesses that generate cash. we like the cash to come out sometime or another. a good example of a business we don't like is amazon. cash never comes out of the bottom
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to the economy. the labor department releases january's employment report this morning. the economy remains sluggish challenged by a steep decline in defense spending and the impact of higher social security taxes. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. yeah, we have an economy that's still struggling despite some positive signs like higher consumer spending, higher business investment. the job market is similar. we expect sluggish growth in today's report. of course, any surprises there could jolt the market. wall street is eagerly awaiting the government's january jobs report. analysts predict the country added jobs last month but not enough to buck the unemployment rate from its current 7.8%. >> it's been a slow process. >> latoya patrick is one of america's estimated 12 million unemployed workers. she's been looking for a job since the fall after graduating with a master's degree. >> i'm not going to lie. it's been really tough sometimes. when you're home, you feel like you feel like you know i spent all this
of cyber warfare just became more real for a lot of americans. >>> mixed signals in the american economy. wall street closes out its best january in almost 20 years. but what about the other indicators that we're headed for more trouble. >>> and breaking her silence. beyonce shows up in new orleans, and in the process delivers what one reporter called the first in your face moment of the super bowl. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people at the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse where he worked. lincoln, nebraska. a man shot while in his apartment building after two armed men burst in. atlanta, georgia. a 14-year-old student shot in the head at price middle school this afternoon, one person
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as we expected. >> the economy is tanking. >> remember the shovel-ready jobs that weren't shovel ready. >> shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> we have had four years of the obama economy. it hasn't worked. >> it's been tanking for four years. >> the worst the jobs council did was very helpful. >> the jobs council that didn't embrace the president's jobs program is when you have to say, what are they up to. >> jobs council -- >> a number of ideas was acted on by this administration. as part of the president's overall commitment to job creation and economic growth. >> shovel ready was not as ready as shovel ready as we expected. >> as it turns out he had a whole bunch of business people that were trying to be good enough to get a food goodies from the president. >> you are more concerned with meetings than progress. >> there haven't been the recovery. now, we have the fourth quarter where the economy shrank. it contracted. >> greta: now what? ron johnson joins us, republican senator. i may be one of the few that it's not a big deal because i thought it was a silly pho
unemployment at 14.4%. in the words of ed koch, how'm i doing? how's our economy doing right now? >> well, it could be doing a lot better but it's not falling apart. i discount that fourth quarter gdp number. we're expanding but not as much as we like. >> jared, you are not feeling well but here and most important. thank you so much for making it here today because it's jobs report friday and a holiday for you. >> well, i'm feeling better just talking about the jobs day. >> there you go. >> makes my blood race. >> turn that frown upside down. >> two numbers jumped out at me. health care jobs up 23,000. retail jobs up 33,000. are we hiring more people in the retail sector because people are starting to send money and need more people to help them spend that money? we starting to see more people in the health care sector? people aren't afraid of obama care or numbers low or what do you think? >> well, health care is kind of -- it did well -- i don't believe there was a month even in the great recession when we were losing 700,000 jobs a month and health care did not add jobs. the job increa
the end. that's for sure. >> oh, yeah. >> john berman, many thanks to you. >>> let's turn to the economy and new and encouraging signs this rng mmorning, more evidenc jobs market is recovering, albeit agonizingly slowly. 157,000 jobs were added last month and later this hour, wall street begins the day a little giddy. the dow celebrating its best january gains since 1994, and it all comes on the heels of president obama disbanding his jobs council, a group of business leaders who advised him on the economy. republicans were quick to seize on the news, scoffing at the white house's handling of the council and the economy overall. >> if the white house spent nearly as much time trying to actually fix the economy as it did claiming it was fixed and then finding excuses and sca scape goats when its premature announcements were false i suspected the economy would be better than it is doing here today. >> christine romans, is he right? the unemployment rate is still what, 7.9% now. >> yes, 7.9%, 157,000 jobs created in january. that's modest hiring. that is an economy that is healing still slo
economies led by china. finally, the fed successfully engineering a modest increase in interest rates without unleashing run away inflation. i know, tall orders. >> this is a tall order, bob. >> but this would create a huge boost of business confidence. capital expenditures and hiring would increase and revenues would rise. finally, sue, on a day when the dow passed 14,000, it is forth while noting that the last time the dow passed 14,000, valuations were much higher with the ratio for the s&p at that time was 22. about 14 right now. what does that mean? well, historic average for the s&p 500 is 15, it means the market was way overvalued, sue, in 2007. today it is somewhat underval i'd. steve pointed this out to me. i think it a very good point. tip of the hat to you, steve. market overvalued then in 2007. not the same market. >> i'm exhausted listening to him. >> it is. somebody has it put the big picture in it and bob did that very nicely. how do you feel about the market at this point. >> it is almost ill logical because they are celebrating that the jobs report is good but not so
'm chris jansing. the economy is back in the spotlight. we just got the first jobs report of the year. unemployment ticked up .1% to 7.9% for january, adding 157,000 jobs. that is about what was expected, and continues the slow but steady economic recovery. it comes right after we learned the u.s. economy shrank for the first time in three years. gdp fell up .1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. part of the economic pause was because of hurricane sandy. but it was also because of big cuts in defense spending. >>> we also learned yesterday that members of the president's job council are out of a job. the council had a two-year charter that will not be renewed. this morning, speaker john boehner said this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his jobs council and delay his budget. month after month, we see the same thing, high unemployment and even more debt. the white house knew this criticism was coming. >> when we hear some of the somewhat ridiculous criticisms about this, they come from people on capitol hill who have consistently opposed every growth initiative and job creati
the economy, and worries about tomorrow's important jobs report. jobless claims rose by 38,000, more than expected. consumer spending rose slightly in december, as personal income climbed 2.6%, the highest increase in eight years, on this last trading day of january, the dow lost almost 50 points, the nasd was unchanged, and the s&p fell about four points. despite the sell off today, january was a strong month for stocks. the dow surged 6%, its best january since 1994. a 4% gain on the nasdaq, and the s&p jumped 5%. on wall street, they say a big january for stocks usually means a big year as well, it's called the "january barometer." if stocks follow history, they could be up by 20% or more. will that hold true in 2013? joining us with his thoughts on that, scott wren, senior equity strategist, wells fargo advisors. so scott, are you changing any of your forecasts for this year based on this strong january? >> well, susie, really january has been stronger than what we thought. we've had a 15, 25, year entarget out there for the s&p 500. and we're certainly reassessing that. we want to lo
to partner with the city and we thank you to help grow our economy through the joint investment opportunity, we will be entering into with the approval of the proposals that are before you here today. * so, we thank you and we thank supervisor kim also for her partnership with us on this. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james lim, i'medth regional managing director for [speaker not understood] hotels. [speaker not understood] operates 11 hotels in the city and it's spread throughout the neighborhoods as well in downtown san francisco. we support over 800 jobs, local jobs in the city as well. some of our hotels include the [speaker not understood] in japantown, the hotel rex, carlton, laurel lynn at laurel heights, [speaker not understood]. what's wonderful about this initiative is that we know that many of our downtown hotels benefit whenever there is a convention in the city. and what happens is that it creates compression and the business that would otherwise go to this hotels in the city also are spread throughout the neighborhood
colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do has an impact on our job situation and local economy, and to highlight all of the great work that we can do together to ensure that the sectors that you all represent, the sectors that you work for, that you employ people for connaught is one of the greatest sectors in san francisco. i hope we will take the opportunity of the america's cup to showcase our clubs, our restaurants, our nightlife events. as someone who represents the broadaway neighborhood, an area of town that i used to spend a lot of time in when i was in my 20's -- but actually, very few locals take the time to head to the beach on broadway. our neighborhoods are coming together to say that broadway is open to the rest of the world as well as san francisco. i want to put san francisco back on the map when it comes to music. to make sure that we have the type of entertainment that we used to be renowned for. and those of you that work in our bars and clubs, i want to make sure that we are trading the
as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are another weapon in the country's never- ending fight against tax evasion. the so-called financial police is seeking to recover an estimated 150 billion euros, and it is coming down hard on the country's culture of tax evasion. >> we are conducting stringent checks on luxury vehicles. if the income tax returns filed by an owner indicates he could never afford such a vehicle, then we check up on the driver and his business and compare the data to see if it matches up. if it does not, we press charges. >> they show us video footage of controls at the swiss border. officers are seeking to prevent and declared in come from leaving italy. from headquarters in rome, authorities keep close watch on luxury yachts, monitoring vessels in the ports. they found numerous owners who have failed to pay taxes. >> the finance police check tax returns for offenses that need to be prosecuted. we take legal action against any instance of tax evasion and then cover falsified sta
, looking at what's happening in business news. and jobs in the usa. >> the american economy is shrinking. employment, hoping for 160,000 new jobs to have been created. we will get the manufacturing reports later today as well. >> its 12 noon in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 2:00 in the afternoon in turkey. if we start with breaking news. there's been an explosion in front of the u.s. embassy in turkey and one person has been killed. there's no indication as to what caused the explosion in a neighborhood that's home to a number of foreign missions. let's get the latest from our correspondent outside the u.s. embassy. tell us what you know. >> one person killed. i have also seen reports saying possibly and two dead. it is impossible for me to get official confirmation. the place is swarming with police. police are limiting access to the immediate area where the explosion took place. i spoke to a witness earlier, an iranian gentleman who runs an office outside across from the embassy. he said that he saw a man on foot, but he was not sure, walking on foot up the road. and he saw a body b
if the government is hurting the economy and keeping people from being enthusiastic or excited because of all the milestones with the debt ceiling and next up sequestration. >> i think that's exactly right. you see that for the gdp numbers, for example. fourth quarter gdp numbers down and in large part because of government spending. redust in the military spending because of the draw down in the war but government spending does help the economy. >> right. >> clear that's been the case looking, for example, at great britain. they're in the double-dip recession right now doing the same austerity measures republicans oppose and we have had 6.1 million new jobs added in this economy and i think that the problems are we have to invest in education, make sure people have opportunities and make sure that the government doesn't pull back right now. >> what we also know is there are republicans who still strongly say and assert that the stimulus did not work and they do not believe in exactly what you just said. >> economists, the majority of those interviewed by "wall street journal" believes the st
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